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16
Jan

Pet Shop Boys Preview New Album ‘Hotspot’…with ‘Burning the Heather’ album arriving in January!

Pet Shop Boys will release their 14th album, Hotspot, on January 24th, 2020. The album, produced by Stuart Price, features 10 new songs written by band members Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. The band has released a radio edit of one of the new tracks, “Burning the Heather” which features Bernard Butler on guitar.

Hotspot follows Pet Shop Boys’ 2016 album Super, which featured single “The Pop Kids” and appeared on Rolling Stone‘s 20 Best Pop Albums of 2016 list. The new album is available for preorder now.

By EMILY ZEMLER

rollingstone.com

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10
Jan

On the brink of releasing his sophomore album ‘Fine Line,’ the superstar muses on breaking boundaries, his experiences with celebrity, and his close creative relationship with Gucci’s Alessandro Michele. Styles’ tight relationship with Michele was hardly manufactured by a marketing team. The duo’s fanciful, creative lines of flight meet, quite naturally. “Alessandro is a free thinker and his way of working is very inspiring,” Styles enthuses. “If he wants to do something, he just does it, and I find it impressive. When you have the opportunity to witness the work of someone who is considered a master, it is quite incredible. There is no question of class, age, who did what. What he does is for everyone, concerns everyone, and I think that every art should be like that.” 

Childhood and the potent memories of scent return to Styles’ thoughts, via the new Gucci fragrance. “I really like Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur for its freshness, but also the fact that it adapts and changes according to the person who wears it, which I find amusing,” he says. “It probably reminds me of summer as a child. Being by the lake with my friends, where I grew up, and the smell of wildflowers.” One thinks of Henri Michaux’s famous verse: “Night is not like day; it has a lot of flexibility.”

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“Many borders are falling—in fashion, but also in music, films, and art,” Styles declares with excitement. “I don’t think people are still looking for this gender differentiation. Even if the masculine and feminine exist, their limits are the subject of a game. We no longer need to be this or that. I think now, people are just trying to be good. In fashion and other fields, these parameters are no longer as strict as before, and it gives rise to great freedom. It’s stimulating.”

Styles and Michele have formed an organic bond. “If Alessandro doesn’t necessarily ask my opinion, we show each other things,” he explains. “It’s cool to have the opinion of someone who isn’t necessarily in your field, but whose work and taste you respect.”

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Styles’ new album heralds a dynamic driven by serious writing discipline and the decision to take total charge of his career. “Songwriting is like surfing,” he says. “You can train as much as you want to get on the board, but sometimes the wave comes and sometimes it doesn’t. And yet, we still need to train to become better. You can’t just sit down and decide to write a song and think you’ve written the best song of your life. It takes a lot of work.”

How does this thoughtful young man, who ten years ago worked in a bakery in a small English town and is now a musical sensation who finds himself the subject of countless fans’ fantasies and smack in the stormy eye of media attention, find serenity? “Celebrity is something I am still learning, experimenting,” he says. “I learn to sort out what I like, what I don’t like, what I’m willing to give in my songs, and what I’m not inclined to share. We have to find a balance. We wonder what people will think of such and such words. And it’s accepting to be vulnerable, but at the same time it’s what makes this whole adventure exciting.”

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This palpable excitement runs through the new album. Styles hopes that it expresses “a feeling of freedom.” This same vibe of unapologetic freedom is part of the work of his many role models—Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin, and Prince. “When I look at them, I don’t know what it is, but it’s this, this something special,” he says of how these fellow icons inspire him. “They go beyond the limits. In terms of writing, Paul McCartney has always been a huge influence. I had the chance to meet some of them; they don’t stop being great to me.”

Arriving in a car suited for a massive star (private driver, ice cupboard, tinted windows), Styles departs on foot, with a small team, to drink a beer at the local pub.

The scene brings to mind Styles as a scrappy teenager, in a cardigan too big for his lanky frame, eager to invent himself. As the millennial superstar slowly strolls away, the sweet smell of success lingers: a soft-smelling fragrant mist—the romantic mixture of wildflowers, chamomile, and the dreamy mood of Sunday lunch in the English countryside.

lofficielusa.com

by Baptiste Piégay

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Photography: Counsel Clarke Rudick

Hair: Alex Brownsell

Makeup: Niamh Quinn

Shop:  Nordstrom Mall Of America

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07
Jan


The Zoe Report

Had you asked me as a kid in the early ‘90s, I would have sworn the world would look like a sci-fi film by the year 2020: robots, flying cars, sleek silver uniforms. In actuality, 2020 looks a lot like… well, the past. Fashion lovers are wearing larger-than-life blazers reminiscent of the ‘80s, lip gloss is trending like it’s 2005, and the top 2020 haircut trends could be plucked from the flower power era.

Professionals are predicting a return to ‘60s and ‘70s styles in the year ahead, with a few ‘90s references thrown in for good measure (there’s even a variation on your little brother’s bowl cut). “The shag and all of its variants are still rocking and rolling at full force,” Lex Seibel, a hairstylist at Foxtrot in Los Angeles, tells The Zoe Report. “This hair energy isn’t going anywhere — it’s only going to become more of a widely embraced style for a broader group of people.” On one end of the spectrum, you have your long, curly shag: a little softer, a little more feminine. On the other end, you have a shag so severe it’s more of a modified mullet, says Tim Duenas, a Master Stylist at Nine Zero One Salon in Los Angeles. “The great thing about this shape is the androgyny of [it],” he tells TZR.

Looking for something a little more subtle? Just add fringe. “We’ve been seeing a lot of ‘60s-inspired references in beauty, like the hair flip — and [fringe] is the next wave,” Marc Mena, a celebrity hairstylist who works with Mindy Kaling and Ashley Benson, tells TZR. “Think classic Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot.” Of course, if retro just isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other styles to choose from, including the ultra-modern jagged bob.

Click to discover seven soon-to-be-big haircut trends for 2020.

By Jessica L. Yarbrough
The Zoe Report
Image: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

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05
Jan

salonwithoutwalls artist on-location NYC:

Master Stylist-Makeup Artist Gregg Tusler

1/13 – 1/25/2020

RICCARDO MAGGIORE – FLATIRON

226 5th Avenue, NYC 10001

212.448.0600     flatiron@riccardomaggiore.com

 

 

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28
Dec
From Ariana Grande’s stunning Givenchy shoot to another splendid #HarryforGucci moment, here are the most memorable fashion visuals released this year.

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23
Dec
A handful of entertainment’s biggest names make the case for a modern-day take on Shakespeare’s most iconic play.

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14
Dec

salonwithoutwalls artist on-location MPLS:

Master Stylist-Makeup Artist Gregg Tusler

12/18 – 1/11/2020

kuvauptown.com

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02
Dec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Schedule: Master Stylist – Makeup Artist Gregg Tusler

In-Salon at Riccardo Maggiore (Flatiron) NYC

12/4 thru 12/16

www.riccardomaggiore.com

Photo: pathillphotography.com

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20
Nov

The future of fashion has arrived: Parsons MFA Fashion Student Designs

Parsons MFA September 2019 Runway at NYFW

The future of fashion has arrived. See more from Parsons MFA Fashion design students: https://nyfw.com/designers/parsons-mfa/

Posted by NYFW on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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01
Nov

Step back..spotlight on the ’70s – Get Inspired

salonwithoutwalls artist on-location MPLS:

Master Stylist-Makeup Artist Gregg Tusler

11/6 – 11/30

kuvauptown.com

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